Bush's Least Favorite Issue

This is a political loser." So Karl Rove has been telling President Bush about the battle over stem-cell research. Not exactly nuanced analysis from the President's chief strategist. Rove is stuck with the unenviable task of studying the science and politics of the issue and delivering a recommendation to his boss, who is poised to make a decision soon. Insiders say Rove personally leans in favor of research that uses fetal cell tissue. Politically, however, he's in favor of his boss's re-election. Polls indicate that a substantial majority of American Roman Catholics support embryonic research, but Rove fears church leaders would...

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